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Par Tennessee Williams. 1972
Drama written in 1945 about a southern family with pretensions to gentility. Centres around the crippled daughter, Laura, who lives…in a dream world so full of illusions that she becomes like the pieces in her own glass collection - too fragile to move from the shelf. 1972, c1945.
Par B Greene. 2004
String theory is a recent development in physics that, by positing that all which exists is composed of infinitesimally small…vibrating loops of energy, seeks to unify Einstein's theories and those of quantum mechanics into a so-called "theory of everything." Greene offers a view of human understanding of space and time, beginning with Newton, moving through Einstein and quantum physics, and on to string theory and its hypotheses. c2004.
Par Julian B Barbour. 1999
This text describes the coming revolution in our understanding of the cosmos: a quantum theory of the universe that brings…together Einstein's general theory of relativity - which denies the existence of a unique time - and quantum mechanics - which demands one. The author contends that only the most radical of ideas can resolve the profound conflict between these two foundational pillars of modern physics, and in this book he proposes it: there is, quite literally, no time at all. 1999.
How the amazing theories of relativity and quantum mechanics transformed our understanding of nature in the last century, and how…new ideas, developed in seeking to unify the laws of nature, probably hold the seeds of a major upheaval in physics. 1999.
Science columnist for the Los Angeles Times elucidates the mysterious concept of nothingness. Discusses the Big Bang, black holes, string…theory, vacuums, and zero while tracing their scientific history and the theories of experts in the field--from Isaac Newton to Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. 2001.
Par Rod Langley. 1991
Robbie Dunsmuir, exiled from Scotland, becomes an indentured labourer in the Nanaimo coalfields. He ruthlessly climbs his way to the…top when he discovers a coal deposit on Vancouver Island. Some strong language. Followed by "The Dunsmuirs : a promise kept". c1991.
Par James Reaney. 1983
A trilogy of three controversial plays, 'Sticks & Stones', 'St. Nicholas Hotel' and 'Handcuffs', telling the story of a generation…of Irish settlers to Canada. A secret society organizes their massacre at the hands of more than thirty vigilante killers. Based on the true story of the Donnellys of Lucan, Ontario, in 1844. 1983.
Par William Shakespeare, R. A Foakes. 1993
A dramatic comedy about a family divided exactly in half by a shipwreck. Each half contains one parent, one twin…son and one twin slave. Their attempts to become reunited cause many mistaken identity mix-ups and are complicated by the father's impending execution if he does not produce a ransom. 1993.
Par Natalie Angier. 2008
A cultured person, Natalie Angier argues, should know about the classic ideas of physics and evolutionary biology as well as…the classic works of Beethoven and Picasso. How was the Earth formed? How big is an atom? What is a quantum leap? Drawing on conversations with hundreds of the world's leading scientists, Angier takes us on an informative tour of this neglected canon. 2008.
Par Drew Hayden Taylor. 2007
A consortium of German developers arrives at Otter Lake Reserve with an offer: they want to improve the local economy…with the creation of "OjibwayWorld", a Native theme park. Designed to attract European tourists, it instead causes personal and political divisions within the local community, as well as hilarity. 2007.
Par E Nesbit, William Shakespeare. 1997
Ten of Shakespeare's plays retold in simple language. Nesbit compiled the collection after a visit to the poet's home with…her children. She encouraged them to try reading some of the original plays, only to be told the writing was too difficult to understand. This volume includes Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Macbeth, and Othello. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 1997.
Par Carlo Rovelli, Patrick Vighetti. 2015
Avec les mots de l'écrivain, le talent du poète, Carlo Rovelli nous fait apercevoir le mystère du monde, la beauté…du monde, une beauté à couper le souffle. Ces sept leçons donnent un aperçu rapide des aspects les plus importants et fascinants de la grande révolution qui a bouleversé la physique au XXe siècle, et surtout des questions et des mystères que cette révolution a soulevés. Elles nous emmènent dans le monde enchanté des grandes idées de la physique actuelle : de la relativité générale d'Einstein à la physique quantique, des particules élémentaires à l'architecture de l'Univers, de la gravité quantique à la nature du temps et de la conscience. 2015.
Par Tina Packer. 2004
Ten of Shakespeare's best-known plays retold as stories: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Much Ado about Nothing, Macbeth, The Tempest,…Othello, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, and King Lear. Includes a brief introduction to Shakespeare's life and times. Grades 5-8. 2004.
Par Stephen King. 1999
Screenplay for a TV miniseries. General store owner Mike Anderson recounts what happened when a blizzard struck Little Tall Island,…Maine, and Andre Linoge arrived for a horror-filled visit. Eighty-year-old Martha Clarendon was the first to see the stranger, and he killed her with his wolf-headed cane. Some violence. c1999. Uniform title: Storm of the century (Motion picture)
Par Tennessee Williams. 1995
Autobiographical play set in 1940 dealing with Tennessee Williams' first love - a young Canadian draft dodger who was dying…of a brain tumour. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1995, c1981.
Par Peter J Brancazio. 1984
Par William Shakespeare, Harold Bloom. 2005
Par David Crystal. 2002
A glossary including every word which presents the reader with difficulty. A scene-setting caption puts the quotation in its dramatic…context and helps to clarify the meaning. The text also collates the way characters are named, the names of people and places they talk about, and the foreign languages that some of them use. Each play has a conventional plot synopsis and list of dramatis personae. 2002.
Par William Shakespeare. 1997
A romantic tragedy of two teenagers from rival families who fall in love. A sentence of exile and an impending…arranged marriage force the two to flee. A friar suggests a ruse to accomplish their union, but miscommunication causes it to backfire. This is a fully dramatised unabridged version. For Senior High readers. Originally published in 1597. 1997.
Par Samuel Archibald. 2016
Ça fait deux jours qu'il mouille et les bêtes à l'étable s'ébrouent comme à l'approche d'un grand cataclysme. À Saint-André,…des gens attendent au bar-salon Le Cristal que le temps se répare un peu. Au début, il n'y a que Loulou, la barmaid primordiale. Puis apparaît Rénald, très agité, nerveux comme un enfant qui a peur. Il y a un silence. Avec grand fracas entrent Martial, Mario et un inconnu, tous les trois détrempés. Prisonniers de la tempête, ils vont tour à tour raconter leur histoire et se confier leur peur la plus étrange, jusqu'à ce que chacun comprenne qu'il a un rôle à jouer dans une histoire plus terrible encore, et qui est toujours en train de s'écrire. 2016.